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Poster: conv Date: Feb 24, 2011 11:06am
Forum: netlabels Subject: [cnv67] James Wyness - music born of solitude

… for four hand-made (e)bowed zithers tuned to the Eikosany, a 20-tone just intonation structure devised by American theorist Erv Wilson.

The four parts were recorded individually, then the work was assembled digitally according to a conceptual score, most unlike a conventional musical score An offset digitally reversed version of the original created a retrograde canon, a device favoured by early choral composers. Apart from that no digital effects or processes were necessary - what the listener hears is the sound of a justly intoned quartet of acoustic instruments.